Thisara Perera, Martin Guptill

WATCH: Martin Guptill takes a screamer to dismiss Thisara Perera

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Martin Guptill grabbed a superb diving catch to dismiss the big hitter Thisara Perera with a wicket that sparked a stunning collapse as New Zealand swept the three-match ODI against Sri Lanka with a 115-run victory at Nelson on Tuesday.

Guptill’s fingertip catch taken above his head and at a full stretch to remove the dangerous all-rounder for 80 came at a crucial moment in the run-chase, leaving the visitors on 244 for six in the 39th over and needing 121 more runs to win.

After Perera’s dismissal, Sri Lanka surrendered meekly, with the visitors soon bundled out for 249 from 41.4 overs in response to the host’s 364-4.


Here’s the video:

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